SC18: World’s Best-Educated Graffiti Wall Celebrates GPU Developer Community

Call it the heart of the heart of the SC18 supercomputing show. Possibly the world’s best-educated graffiti wall, the whiteboard-sized graphic tracks the dizzying growth of the NVIDIA Developer Program — from a single soul to its current 1.1 million members. In a rainbow of colors and multiplicity of handwriting styles, developers are penning notes Read article >

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AI to Neigh About: Magic AI Trots Out Horse Intelligence

Magic AI is galloping into the internet of horses arena. The Seattle-based startup, an angel-funded team of five, has been developing AI for stable managers and riders to monitor the health and security of horses from video feeds. Image recognition has been a boon to agriculture businesses, including those in the cattle industry. Magic AI Read article >

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Pixellot Scores a Goal for Amateur Sports by Automating Video Analysis with AI

Stephen Curry. Cristiano Ronaldo. Tom Brady. These future hall of famers and their pro teammates all up their game using extensive video analysis. Why should it be any different for weekend warriors and aspiring rec league stars? Startup Pixellot has a way to offer everyone the chance to get some game, whether it’s on the Read article >

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OmniSci (formerly MapD) Charts $55M in Funding for GPU-Powered Analytics

OmniSci, a data-visualization startup that’s just changed its name from MapD, has a chart of its own: hockey stick growth. The pioneer in GPU-driven analytics, which delivers its popular data visualizations in the blink of an eye, on Wednesday landed $55 million in Series C funding from investors, including NVIDIA. It was the fourth time Read article >

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Robot Tamer Madeline Gannon: New Platform Will Bring Machines to Heel at Scale

Training, testing and coding robots is a grueling process. Our recently launched Isaac platform promises to change all that. Few know that better than roboticist Madeline Gannon. For the past month, she’s been hard at work developing a robotic art installation in her research studio in the Polish Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Her development sprint Read article >

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In the Eye of the Storm: The Weather Channel Forecasts Hurricane Florence With Stunning Visuals

With Hurricane Florence threatening flash floods, The Weather Channel on Thursday broadcast its first-ever live simulation to convey the storm’s severity before it hit land. The Atlanta-based television network has adopted graphics processing more common to video game makers in its productions. The result — see video below — is the stunning, immersive mixed reality Read article >

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Kiwi Delivery Robots Tackle Student Snack Attacks

What’s not to like about food delivered by a cheery little robot in about 30 minutes. That’s the attraction of Kiwi Bot, a robot hatched by a Colombian team now in residence at the University of California, Berkeley’s Skydeck accelerator, which funds and mentors startups. The startup has rolled out 50 of its robots — Read article >

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What’s the Difference Between a CNN and an RNN?

The hit 1982 TV series Knight Rider, starring David Hasselhoff and a futuristic crime-fighting Pontiac Firebird, was prophetic. The self-driving, talking car also offers a Hollywood lesson in image and language recognition. If scripted today, Hasselhoff’s AI car, dubbed KITT, would feature deep learning from convolutional neural networks and recurrent neural networks to see, hear Read article >

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Recruiting 9 to 5, What AI Way to Make a Living

There’s a revolving door for many jobs in the U.S., and it’s been rotating faster lately. For AI recruiting startup Eightfold, which promises lower churn and faster hiring, that spins up opportunity. Silicon Valley-based Eightfold, which recently raised $18 million, is offering its talent management platform as U.S. unemployment has hit its lowest since the Read article >

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Let’s Go Driverless: Daimler, Bosch Select NVIDIA DRIVE for Robotaxi Fleets

Imagine summoning a driverless car from your smartphone: Fully autonomous vehicles based on DRIVE Pegasus AI supercomputer will usher in a new era of mobility-as-a-service.

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